NFTStudio24 presents the Top 10 most Inspiring Women who have contributed to the blockchain, NFT, Metaverse, DeFi, decentralization, Crypto, and overall Web3. We’re paying tribute to these women by recognizing their efforts to build a better future by breaking all limits and stereotypes.
There’s no doubt in saying that the male population currently dominates the Web3 space. Most NFT projects and communities are initiated by men but women aren’t holding back at all. As the industry expands to massive adoption, the female population is slowly adding up and empowering others to join the space as well.
Women have always been community-centric by supporting each other, empowering each other, and opening opportunities for other girls to join them in and work out their careers.
Top 10 Web3 projects by Women
From young to middle-aged, ladies are taking over the industry with their unique projects and contributions. So, here are the top 10 women in Web3 that you should know about:
- World of Women
- Remarkable Women
- Women Rise NFT
- Crypto Beauties
- Flower Girls
- 90s Babes
- Unstoppable Women of Web3
- Women of Crypto
- Women Tribe
1. World of Women
World of Women is the highest-ranking NFT collection in the world, even rivaling BAYC and CryptoPunks. Launched by Digital artist Yam Karkai, the collection was dropped in July 2021 featuring 10,000 NFTs of women avatars with a combination of different traits.
WoW is mainly a community of women creators, artists, developers, and other experts who are contributing to Web3. By celebrating representation, diversity, equality, and positivity, this NFT project has become the most influential among all.
The community is also motivated to empower emerging female artists from underrepresented communities by investing. All the funds gathered from the NFT project are distributed back into crypto art and donated to non-profit organizations for women.
So far, World of Women NFT, World of Women Galaxy NFT, WoW Capacitors NFT, and other collaborations with metaverse platforms have been released.
2. Remarkable Women
Yet another NFT project, Remarkable Women by Canadian illustrator Rachel Winter, supported by House of First on OpenSea has taken over the world. The NFT collection was launched on 10 February 2022 featuring themes of feminism, fashion, encouragement, inspiration, empowerment, and hope in 15 languages.
Remarkable Women is dedicated to its community which is working for women, justice, equality, and inclusion. The funds gathered from the NFT collection are distributed for the betterment of the female population around the world. 10% of the NFT drop earnings go to the Fund for Women’s Equality and 10% of secondary sales go to the Remarkable Women’s Impact Fund.
3. Women Rise NFT
Women Rise NFT is a Web3 project by Maliha Abidi featuring 10,000 NFTs of women, representing cultural diversity through digital art. These PFP collectibles are more than just girl avatars, they portray different career-oriented powerful characters including women activists, artists, scientists, and coders worldwide contributing to the blockchain industry.
All NFT holders are invited to join the diverse online community where members work together to defend women’s rights, gender equality, and education.
The current goal of Women Rise is to build a school in the metaverse where children from different backgrounds and countries can gather for education.
4. Crypto Beauties
Crypto Beauties by Rima Patel and Jaiya Gill combines fashion, makeup, metaverse, and crypto together to create 11,111 NFTs that support the causes of women’s equality in the world.
Supported by Crypto Beauties DAO, this NFT collection is designed like the 8-bit artwork, like CryptoPunks.
According to the team, 65+ ETH gathered from the collection’s mint are distributed to empowerment causes and to fund the DAO. This project is highly focused on bringing diversity and inclusion into its DAO by gathering women from all over the world.
5. Flower Girls
Combining abstract, surrealism, and fine art, digital artist Varvara Alay presents the Flower Girls NFT collection, a project that defines femininity and empowerment through its aesthetics.
These 950 NFTs are hand-drawn by Alay featuring butterflies, birds, and flowers with the PFP artwork to show the real essence of beauty.
Like many others, Flower Girls is also dedicated to funding support causes, 20% of the earnings from NFT sales are donated to selected children’s NGOs and 10% is invested in NFT art drawn by Children.
6. 90s Babes
90s Babes reminisces the history of women as “agents of change” in the form of an NFT collection featuring generative avatars with a combination of unique rarity traits. The project’s vision is to celebrate, empower, and benefit women.
The mission of 90s Babes NFT is to bring more young women into the Web3 space and help them become agents of change in their communities. The proceeds of the NFT sales go to different women-empowering organizations.
7. Unstoppable Women of Web3
Unstoppable WOW3 by Sandy Carter is an organization that gathers women developers, entrepreneurs, artists, and creators in Web3 to work towards an equal decentralized world.
The organization holds different conferences, meet-ups, Twitter Spaces, and live sessions around the world inviting women speakers to share their experiences with other women in the audience and motivate them to join the Web3 industry for better career opportunities.
RiseDAO is a non-profit decentralized autonomous organization dedicated to empowering women in developing countries by helping them establish their careers in the Web3 space.
The DAO provides grants to female artists struggling to pay marketplace fees or minting fees on Ethereum-based platforms; they also train women to become basic programmers or coders so that women can utilize those skills in the blockchain. It is one of the most progressive organizations that allow every female to thrive in a healthy environment no matter what country they belong to.
Any woman, whether an artist or not, can apply as long as they are passionate about technology and Web3. Every candidate goes through a selection process, is called out for an interview, and is then selected based on her professional qualifications and overall personality.
9. Women of Crypto
Women of Crypto or WOC by Amy Matsushima is an NFT collection of 8,888 3D avatars with 111 traits, each NFT having a combination of unique traits focused on the education and empowerment of underrepresented women in the world of crypto. This project is on a mission to reduce the gender gap in the crypto industry by bringing more women in.
Women of Crypto NFT holders receive access to an exclusive community and they work together to help the project reach its goal of empowering women. The NFTs also represent a diverse community. 50% of the royalties earned from WOC are donated to Women Who Code and CryptoChicks.
10. Women Tribe
Women Tribe is a programmatically generated NFT collection from 900 hand-drawn traits featuring 10,000 NFTs, each having a unique combination of traits and 1-1:30 minutes of a music track.
This NFT project produces collectibles to promote inclusivity, education, empathy, and empowerment for women belonging to different backgrounds around the world. The project also launched WT Pride NFT; 75% of the proceeds were donated to OutRight Action International and the rest of it goes to fund the DAO.
WT has its own DAO that is dedicated to bringing progressive individuals, especially women, to work towards building a better Web3 space. The project’s ultimate mission is to establish a yearly Scholarship program for women’s education and donate to Charities.
Top 5 women leaders in crypto
Women are taking over the crypto industry by storm as investors, developers, coders, traders, creators, and collectors. These women have been working day and night to promote Web3 and crypto in hopes to bring massive adoption. Here are the top 5 well-known names in the crypto space:
- Caitlin Long
- Sandy Carter
- Ria Bhutoria
- Dawn Song
- Sheila Warren
1. Caitlin Long
Caitlin Long is the CEO and co-founder of Avanti Financial Group and one of the earlier crypto adopters in the space. As a 22-year Wall Street veteran, she has been involved with Bitcoin since 2012 and deeply understands the financial systems.
For the past years, Long has been voicing on crypto regulation in the U.S and worldwide. She established Avanti Financial Group, the first crypto-based bank in America. Long’s contribution to the crypto industry has resulted in a discussion on Federal crypto regulation in the U.S.
2. Sandy Carter
Sandy Carter is a famous Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and one of the most influential women in Web3 currently working as an SVP at Unstoppable Domains. She used to work at Amazon but left the company to join the Web3 space because it gave her ownership over data.
Since then, Sandy has been actively educating and promoting the importance of data ownership and consent that only Web3 and blockchain can provide. She is also the founder of Unstoppable WOW3 as mentioned above.
3. Ria Bhutoria
Mrinalini Ria Bhutoria is the director of research at Fidelity Digital Assets whose work in the Bitcoin industry has been recognized worldwide. Ria is also the General Partner at Castle Island Ventures.
She has an extensive background in fintech and is known for posting interesting research works on media about Bitcoin. Her contribution to the Web3 world has brought many developments, especially in Fidelity.
4. Dawn Song
Dawn Song is a computer scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder, and CEO of Oasis Labs, a blockchain-based cloud computing developer. Her expertise is highly centered around deep learning, security, and blockchain.
Song’s contribution to data privacy and blockchain research is note-worthy as it led to Oasis Labs achieving new milestones, including a partnership with Binance to drop CryptoSafe Alliance to help exchanges prevent crypto frauds. She is currently a professor at UC Berkeley.
5. Sheila Warren
Sheila Warren is the CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation, a global alliance to bring together experts for the development of crypto and educate policymakers, regulators, and people worldwide. Being a Harvard Graduate and Wall Street Veteran isn’t just her only qualifications, but it expands beyond the centralized world into the Bitcoin industry.
She formerly worked as a director at the Economic Forum and also holds positions on the advisory boards of different institutions. By working with industry leaders, Warren has been continuously promoting the adoption of blockchain technology in traditional financial systems.
All in all, women in crypto are actively contributing to the development of the industry in their high positions and through their own projects. Not only that, but they are also helping other women join the Web3 world and establish their careers.
As Web3 expands, more and more women are most likely to join the industry and showcase their unique talent that the world has yet to see. We can’t wait to see more women thrive. After all, who run the world? Girls!